Update 05/02

Courtesy: Rebecca Henriksen
Courtesy: Rebecca Henriksen

Dear Thunderbirds,

It’s hard to imagine that this time next week, commencement will be behind us, and you will be preparing for the Global Gala! Congratulations to our wonderful graduates – you will be missed. By the way, how great is the Thunderbird Year Book!? Congratulations to the determined team who took control and made it happen! Now it’s up to our student body to keep this wonderful tradition alive.

Here is what you’ll find in this week’s update:

1.  Summer Module Abroad: Spring ’14 MBA Students, the Summer Module Abroad will be held in Prague, Czech Republic starting the second half of the summer trimester, July 7. Applicants for the program will need to deposit a non-refundable $700 off campus admin fee for the program on the 7th of May. This deposit will determine the number of students attending the program, as we do have minimums to meet for the program to run! There is an information session on the Module on the 6th of May (Tuesday) in Snell 29, those students interested in attending should plan to be there!

2.  Important message from the helpdesk: Microsoft Internet Explorer (ver. 6 through 11) vulnerability, “Zero Day”: As you may have heard, earlier this week, a Microsoft Internet Explorer (ver. 6 through 11) vulnerability (named “zero day”) was discovered. As of 10 AM PST Thursday, May 1st, Microsoft has released a patch. IT has tested this patch here at Thunderbird and it is currently being applied to all Thunderbird PCs and Laptops (not Macs). To protect your personal Laptop, if you haven’t done so already, you should consider installing this patch on your Laptop. To do so, please follow the instructions here. Please let us know if you have any concerns or questions, or stop by the Helpdesk for further assistance.

Thank you,



3.  Storage Space for students over the summer: Michael Allen (MS-GM ’14) & his wife, Lacey, manage a storage unit facility on Bell road and the I-17. They currently have a special where new tenants can lease a unit by paying for the first month, and the following 3 are free. That means that students can have a storage unit for 4 months for only $45 (taxes included). At this cost unit sizes run from 5×7 feet to 5×9 feet. The units are cooled to protect against the summer heat, and are under heavy video surveillance 24/7. There are no contractual obligations so students can end the contract at any time with no penalty. This is the best kind of deal for storage space around, and it is only a few miles from campus! The Allens would love to help as Thunderbirds make their summer plans. For more information contact Michael at michaelallen@global.t-bird.edu.

4.  Want to learn more about Crowdfunding? Check out a current student speaking at Arizona Tech Council’s Catered Lunch and Learn event Tuesday, May 6th: Jon Frutkin and C’pher Gresham, T-bird MBA ’14, will discuss the multiple categories of crowdfunding (donation based, equity based, lending based, and reward based) and how to leverage them to the max for a marketing campaign, NGO fundraising, or simply market validation!

Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm

Cost: AZTC Members, Free; Non-Members, $15

Location: Eller School of Management

16425 N. Pima Road

Suite 370

Scottsdale, Arizona 85260

Register here: http://www.aztechcouncil.org/CWT/External/WCPages/WCEvents/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=2769

5.  Don’t miss the TEM Lab Team Project Presentation: Lima, Peru, Apilab, May 8th: When: Thursday, May 8, 1-2:30 pm

Where: Lecture Hall 53

The team of Kelly Tiller, Uriel Lopez, Patricia Brito, and Bryan Dempsey have been working in Lima, Peru for the past five weeks, and they will present their entire TEM Lab experience to the campus. The team’s client is Apilab, an SME which produces nutrition bars that sell nationally in Peru. Apilab is managed by two female partners who graduated from the Thunderbird for Good/Goldman Sachs 10,000 women program in Peru. The team has made recommendations across several areas, including marketing, operations, human resources, finance, and online platforms. They are already working with Apilab to implement the first phase of the recommendations and they’ll have plenty of interesting things to report on next week! Here is the project blog: http://emergingmarketslab.thunderbird.edu/blog/apilab. Hope to see you next Thursday!

6.  Graduate Assistant Positions Available: Applications are now being accepted for Summer 2014 Graduate Assistant positions within Global Recruitment Operations Center. We are in search of awesome, intelligent and personable representatives to assist us in passing around the great news of Thunderbird to prospective applicants. The position requires making outbound calls to people who requested information about the school, as well as answering incoming information queries. Sales and marketing experience is preferred. Many of you may have even had contact with us when you were applicants yourselves and I am sure you understand what an important role you will play in the application process! Please join us in finding the best future Tbirds out there! Check out our job posting on the Student Employment page on MTB.

Enjoy your weekend!

All the best,


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